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Check it out: http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=addoway



This is as much as we could get in a screen shot...and luckily could get in our one listing that was showing.

Did you see the article recently that said that each pin is worth $.78 and gives you tons more exposture than Twitter or FB?  Well, let's all get cracking!

Here's the link to the article: http://www.business2community.com/pinterest/pinteresting-brands-use-best-practices-increase-sales-pinterest-0848788#!Gdr3c and the tease...



Just in time for Pinterest’s 4th anniversary, brands are awaking to the power of becoming pinfluential. In the short time Pinterest has been around, it has amassed over 70 million users and is mainly used for product and content research, making it an ideal platform for brands to engage with their audience. Some brands are using Pinterest like a pro, while others are focused on those other social media sites (you know the ones). ...more


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Historic canonisation of two popes brings joy and controversy - Reuters

For the record, we believe that both of these Popes did amazing things for the world during their Papacies, as well as before being Popes! We are not Catholic, and while the 'miracles' do seem a bit of a stretch, we celebrate these two New 'Modern' Saints and their contributions to mankind!


(Photo NBC News)

By Philip Pullella - Reuters

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Two giants of Roman Catholicism in the 20th century will become saints on Sunday at an unprecedented twin canonisation that has aroused both joy and controversy in the 1.2 billion member Church.

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The 'Miracle' behind Pope John Paul II's Sainthood - Business Insider

NICK SQUIRES, THE TELEGRAPH



A woman whose “miraculous” recovery from an inoperable brain aneurysm paved the way for the late Pope John Paul II to be declared a saint at a ceremony at the Vatican this weekend has described how the Polish pontiff appeared to her in a vision.


Floribeth Mora Diaz, from Costa Rica, will be a guest of honour at the ceremony on Sunday, when Pope Francis will canonise two of his predecessors – John Paul II and John XXIII, the Italian pontiff nicknamed “the Good Pope” who initiated reforms to the Catholic Church in the 1960s. ....more

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Elephants!

A life-long collector of Elephants, I love these huge, awesome beasts! It seems as if they will always be with us, but as you well know, that is not the case. Loss of their habitats, natural enemies, environmental issues, and illegal Ivory hunting are but a few of the threats that they face daily. Let's all try to help these beautiful animals in any way that we can.



You know ways to help, and here are some others.

In Kenya, www.wildize.org has this post on Bull Elephants:

Tsavo Elephant Research (TER), Dr. Barbara McKnight Tsavo, Kenya

Tsavo Elephant Research, (formerly known as the Tsavo Elephant Conservation Trust) is monitoring the population dynamics of over 800 individually recognized elephants in Tsavo East National Park. Many of these known elephants have been monitored since 1989.

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Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth!

Best Wishes to Queen Elizabeth on her 88th Birthday! Quite a Milestone! Quite a Lady!


Queen Elizabeth's 'Mischievous Glint' Captured by Photography Legend

Fashion photographer David Bailey captured Queen Elizabeth’s youthful spirit ahead of her 88th birthday on April 21.

"I've always been a huge fan of the Queen. She has very kind eyes with a mischievous glint,” said Bailey according to Britain’s Press Association. “I've always liked strong women and she is a very strong woman."

His affable nature behind-the-lens helped catch the oft photographed Queen with a more candid expression than what is seen in her typical formal portraits.

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Great Chart on What to See in the 2014 Night Sky - Space.com



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Oh oh, bad news for Barbie - AFP


Mattel reports loss as Barbie sales plummet

AFP 


New York (AFP) - Toymaker Mattel has a problem: Barbie's performance has not been very pretty of late.

 

Sales of the iconic blond dolls tumbled 14 percent in the first quarter, the second straight quarter to see a double-digit decline.

Barbie's slump comes as Mattel and other toymakers contend with bloated product inventories and a cut-throat retail environment that has pinched profits and pushed toymakers into cost-cutting mode.

Mattel, reporting a quarterly loss of $11.2 million on lower sales, has slashed its inventory of toys, downsized its staff of 28,000 by 1.5 percent and employed strict data analysis to determine marketing priorities, company officials said.

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Fostering a Dog: It's Good for Your Heart and Your Wallet - DailyFinance.com


wenty thousand dollars is a lot of money. It could be a down payment on a home. It could pay off the lion's share of an average college graduate's student loan debt. Or it could buy you a whole lot of cute.

 
According to the folks at Veterinary Pet Insurance, $20,000 is also the average cost of raising a dog from puppy through, well, the end. Granted, Veterinary Pet Insurance (a subsidiary of insurance-giant Nationwide) is trying to sell you its product, and plenty of people manage to raise a dog for less. But you do have to feed them, cover medical expenses, pay for dog-sitters or walkers if you travel, and buy the occasional bone or tennis ball.

But if you'd like some furry companionship for a lot less, one alternative is to become a dog foster home.
 
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Meet the Queen of Orchids! Dominique Rice/AsmatCollection @asmatcollection

Yesterday we posted about attempts to revive Native Florida Orchids...and here is a super talented lady right on Addoway who has been trying to preserve/save these gorgeous delicate flowers for years, in Florida and around the World! She hand paints fabulous orchids on an array of items and sells to museums, The Orchid Society and the public. You may get your own one-of-a-kind Orchid from Domi directly right here on Addoway!



These classic beauties of Yellow Orchid Cattleya are some of our favorites! The flowers and their exotic backdrops sizzle with vibrant colors and life!

Or perhaps you would prefer a rare Print to frame for your home or office! Domi has those, too!


Above is a gorgeous Lindenia Limited Edition Print Cattleya Trianae Var Mmme Martin-Cahuzac Orchid. Of this and the many other prints...  Read More

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'Million Orchid' project to revive native Florida flowers -Reuters



By Zachary Fagenson

 

MIAMI (Reuters) - Inside a small bright lab, nestled behind sprawling Banyan trees in Miami's Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, scientists and volunteers tend to tens of thousands of just-germinated orchids tucked in glass bottles.

Fifty thousand more with long verdant leaves wait in a nearby nursery. In the coming weeks, crews in bucket trucks, usually used to fix power lines, will lift the fragile plants onto trees that line south Florida's roads, hoping they will take root and re-establish the blanket of millions of brightly colored flowers that once covered the state.

"We want to bring back not just the orchids, but the insects that pollinate them," said Carl Lewis, who leads the Million Orchid Project as director of the botanic garden.

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